To provide internationally accredited business education programs to qualified undergraduate and graduate students, to produce scholarly research to expand knowledge and support the economic development of the region, and contribute to the continuing success of the University. We accomplish this mission through quality instruction, faculty scholarship, and external services.
Department of Accounting Mission:
The Department of Accounting encourages and supports an environment where students can acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge of the various accounting fields. Our primary purpose is to provide for general professional accounting education leading to careers in both private and public sectors. The baccalaureate concentration in accounting provides a foundation for a career in accounting or a basis to pursue graduate study. The Master of Accountancy degree focuses on educational preparation for a career as a certified public accountant or for advanced placement in industry, government, or not-for-profit organizations. As a member of the University of South Alabama community, the department also provides courses in accounting as a service for both undergraduate and graduate non-accounting majors.
In support of its teaching responsibilities, the Department of Accounting encourages faculty research contributions in a broad range of areas with an emphasis on applied scholarship and instructional development. As members of the accounting profession, the Department supports faculty and student participation in professional organizations.